Obituaries, May 6, 2014

May. 05, 2014 @ 06:48 PM


Delphine Brown Powell

DURHAM — Delphine Brown Powell departed this life on April 29, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Powell, daughter of the late Matthew Brown and Eleanor Mumford Brown, was born April 29, 1956 in Durham, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Hillside High School and attended North Carolina Central University. For several years, Mrs. Powell was employed by North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. In later years, she worked as a home health aide until she was no longer able to work due to declining health.
She was also predeceased by a brother, Thelbert Jackson Brown.
Survived by a son, Antonio Powell; a daughter, Jamie Powell; four grandchildren, Antonion, Vanaysia, A.J. and Antonio Jr.; one sister, E. Maccene Brown Lyerly (Franklin); two brothers, Walter M. Brown and William T. Brown, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at West Durham Baptist Church. Family will receive visitors one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Beechwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Charles Griffin Worrell

EFLAND — Mr. Charles Griffin Worrell, 69, passed away Saturday, May 3rd, at Duke University Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1944 in Rocky Mount. NC. Mr. Worrell received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy with several commendations in August, 1972. He retired in 2013 with over 30 years of service with TRC Environmental. He loved God, his family, and his country with all his heart. Mr. Worrell always had a smile and usually a joke for everyone he met. He would say he might forget your name but never forgot your face. His humor, humility, and genuine Christian love was what he lived every day. He was your friend when you needed one, and always there to help others. Mr. Worrell cherished each friend as family and loved with unconditional love. He lived each day to the fullest, regarding it as a new adventure, and simply loved and enjoyed life. Mr. Worrell had such respect for his Pastor, Rev. Hoyt Shuford and regarded him as his spiritual leader and friend. He loved and cherished his wife, daughters, and grandchildren with all his heart and always put their needs above his own. Mr. Worrell thanked God every day for them. His children and grandchildren gave him so much joy. He always supported them regardless of the situation and was so proud of all of them. Mr. Worrell tried to always be there for his extended family whenever there was a need, and loved them. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, Nell and C.B. Worrell.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Vickie Davis Worrell of Efland, NC; two daughters, Lisa Ann Lee of Hillsborough, NC and Jennifer Hawks Howie of Indian Trail, NC; a son-in-law, Brian Anthony Howie of Indian Trail, NC; a brother, Leon Worrell of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Taylor Brooke and Cody Blake Lee of Hillsborough, NC, Beckett Todd and Bayden Robert Howie of Indian Trail, NC and Kayleigh Renee Moon of Hillsborough, NC; two nephews, Justin Worrell of Apex, NC and Christopher Worrell of West Virginia; and one great nephew, Dylan Worrell of Apex, NC.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at Clements Funeral Home, 148 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 8, 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, 600 Cornelius Street, Hillsborough, NC with the Rev. Hoyt Shuford and the Rev. C.J. Bordeaux officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express special appreciation to Pall Bearers John Whitty, Bobby Tant, Billy Joe Hicks, Justin Worrell, Christopher Worrell, Keith Congleton, Bill McDonnell, and Jerry Kyle. A very special thanks also goes to Cody Blake Lee as the Honorary Pall Bearer.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made in Charles's memory to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway – Suite 1509, New York, NY 10138-0176.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Hillsborough, N.C. Online condolences may be made at